Linear Actuators

Linear actuators, essential components in automation and engineering, convert rotational motion into linear displacement. These devices are utilised across various sectors, including automotive, manufacturing, and healthcare, to facilitate precise and controlled movement. Their design allows for integration into complex systems, enhancing efficiency and functionality. With advancements in technology, linear actuators continue to evolve, offering improved performance and reliability for a wide range of industrial & HVAC applications.

Industrial Application Linear Actuators

Linear actuators are indispensable components in industrial automation, providing precise and reliable linear motion control for a wide range of applications. From assembly lines to material handling systems, linear actuators play a crucial role in enhancing efficiency, productivity, and safety in industrial settings. Industrial processes often require precise positioning and movement control. Linear actuators offer high precision and repeatability, ensuring consistent performance in critical applications such as machining, testing, and quality inspection.

Size Range: 120 to 750cm2
Rated Travel Range: 7.5 to 160 mm
Available Thrust Range: 0 to 151.2 kN
Options: Handwheel, Travel Stop, Gear Operator, Fail Safe Action, & Fire Lock
Applications: Electrohydraulic Actuator for Plant Engineering and HVAC
Orientations: Top or Side Mount
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HVAC Application Linear Actuators

Linear actuators play a crucial role in HVAC systems, providing precise and reliable control over various components such as dampers, valves, louvers, and air vents. These actuators ensure optimal performance, energy efficiency, and comfort in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning applications. Linear actuators are commonly used to control dampers in HVAC systems, regulating the flow of air through ducts to maintain proper ventilation, temperature, and air quality. By adjusting the position of dampers, linear actuators help optimize airflow distribution and energy usage, ensuring consistent comfort levels throughout the building.

Applications: Pneumatic/electric Actuators for HVAC and Light Industry
Rated Travel Range: 6 to 15 mm
Options: With or Without Direct Positioner Attachment
Available Thrust Range: Up to 0.7 kN
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Frequently Asked Questions

Linear Actuators FAQs

A linear actuator is a device that converts rotational motion into linear motion, typically used to move or position objects along a straight path.

There are various types of linear actuators, including electric, hydraulic, and pneumatic actuators. Electric actuators are most commonly used and can further be categorised into ball screw, lead screw, belt-driven, and linear motor actuators.

Linear actuators produce linear motion along a straight path, whereas other actuators, such as rotary actuators, generate rotational motion.

Linear actuators are used in a wide range of applications, including industrial automation, robotics, automotive systems, medical devices, aerospace, agriculture, solar tracking systems, and more.

Factors to consider when selecting a linear actuator include load capacity, speed, stroke length, environmental conditions, control options, and power source compatibility.

Force refers to the maximum load capacity that a linear actuator can handle, while speed refers to the rate at which the actuator can move the load. These characteristics are often inversely related, meaning that higher force capabilities may result in lower speed and vice versa.

Yes, many linear actuator manufacturers offer customisation options to tailor the actuator's specifications, such as stroke length, force output, mounting configurations, and control interfaces, to meet specific application needs.

Maintenance requirements vary depending on the type and usage of the linear actuator. Generally, it's essential to keep the actuator clean, lubricated (if applicable), and periodically inspect for wear or damage.

Yes, some linear actuators are designed to withstand outdoor or harsh environments, with features such as corrosion-resistant materials, sealing against dust and moisture, and temperature resistance.

Linear actuators can be controlled using various methods, including manual switches, potentiometers, remote control systems, PLCs (Programmable Logic Controllers), and computer interfaces such as USB or RS-485.

Safety precautions may include implementing limit switches to prevent overtravel, incorporating overload protection mechanisms, and following proper installation and operating procedures outlined in the manufacturer's instructions.

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